[SPORK] Weird definition of "draining the swamp"
owen at permafrost.net
Wed Apr 30 16:48:11 PDT 2003
Jeff Bone wrote:
> On Wednesday, Apr 30, 2003, at 13:06 US/Central, Russell Turpin wrote:
>> Jeff Bone:
>>> However, I'm not sure it's true --- I think we could tally up
>>> invasions, excursions, interventions, police actions, illegal
>>> arrests on foreign soil (i.e. international kidnappings),
>>> assassinations, other breaches of international law, and enemy com-
>>> and non-com deaths in various conflicts of us vs. the previous
>>> USSR... and it'd probably be a pretty close call, if we didn't lose
>>> it outright.
>> Not even close. The USSR would 'win' hands down. At
>> least, if we get to count the numbers of their own
>> citizens who were killed.
> We're talking about international relations, not internal ones. If
> you count that, then you need to throw in our Civil War on our tally.
> What then?
Umm, not to mention slavery...
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